This original WW II pin was made for the United States Air Force unit that was created during World War II as the strategic airlift component of the United States Army Air Forces.
It had two main missions, the first being the delivery of supplies and equipment between the United States and the overseas combat theaters; the second was the ferrying of aircraft from the manufacturing plants in the United States to where they were needed for training or for operational use in combat. ATC also operated a worldwide air transportation system for military personnel. It operated till June 1948.
The pin is solid sterling silver with red, white and blue enamel incorporated in the design. This was made by LeVelle & Co. The back is stamped "LeVelle & Co. Wash. D.C. - Phila. Pa. Sterling".
Pin measures 1 1/8 inches. The double prong back has two brasstone clutch tacks.
Unpolished patina. Excellent vintage condition.
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WWII Levelle Sterling Silver Air Transport Command Insignia Pin